WASHINGTON — Earth scored another Top 10 finish in June _ climate wise.
It was the eighth warmest June on record, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Wednesday.
And the first six months of the year were the ninth warmest since record keeping began in 1880, NOAA's National Climatic Data Center reported.
The planets average temperature for June was 60.8 degrees Fahrenheit, 0.9 degrees warmer than average for the month.
For the January to June period, the combined global land and ocean surface temperature was 57.1 degrees, which is 0.8 degrees above the 20th century mean.
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Climate analysis: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/2008/jun/jun08.html